Friday, January 16, 2015

The Morning After

This is day 10 of the 20 Days of Chill writing challenge hosted by P. J. at A ‘lil HooHaa. Please join me as we share a month of reading, writing and discovery. Today's topic is The morning after.

"Hey Alex, you don't look so good," observed Charlie, "where were you yesterday?"  Not much got past Charlie.

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"I guess you haven't heard.  Well, in a nutshell, I was having coffee with an angel, and the next thing I know I had been manipulated into staking out her lunch date who turned out to be a member of the mob, as was her ex-boyfriend, and she was involved.  They kidnapped us, blindfolded us and took us to an abandoned building.  Since we were outnumbered and to protect the girl, I went along thinking I could gain an advantage but they jabbed us with a needle and it was lights out. While we were out, they took the flash drive and were probably going to come back and finish us off after they verified what was on the flash drive."

"After we regained our senses, it took us an hour to get the blindfolds off.  They took my gun, badge and Jenna's purse. Fortunately for us they neglected to take my phone so I dialed 911. The police traced the call and sent officers, but they were ambushed when they arrived and were pinned down in the alley.  Jenna was freaked out by the gunfire and was screaming like a crazy person."

"The officers called for reinforcements and in the meantime, I tinkered with the A/C vent to see if I could crawl out and free Jenna.  Once up there I saw that it was barely wide enough to crawl through...dang near got stuck a couple times.  I came out in a hallway about the time that SWAT arrived. Nothing like the FBI being rescued by SWAT."

"They thought I was one of the mob at first since they had taken my gun and badge.  After we got that cleared up, we were questioned, and the henchmen were carted off to await their attorneys. Did I mention my head is still throbbing?"

"Well," said Charlie, "you lived to see another day."

"You know what they say...there's got to be a morning after," Alex quipped.

"So, are you going to see her again?" grinned Charlie.

For more adventures of Charlie and Alex:

Aliens, Really?
The Colombians
The Key
The Last Laugh

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  1. See what some guys will do for a gal? Imagine they got married and many years down the road...

    "Remember our first date?"

    1. Maybe, but it would have to be many years down the road because Alex is too much of a ladies man to want to settle down just yet.

  2. How do you come up with all this! So creative... Wonderful story. The mob... The abandoned building... Lights out... Really great!

    1. Thanks Katherine! I have some great characters to work with. Hopefully we'll get to see them again before the challenge is over.

  3. Great story. I see we were both inspired by the same song.

    1. Thanks! That was the first thing that popped into my head, and I figured it was a good opening to revisit Charlie and Alex.

  4. I'm reading these in reverse order. So, now I understand the teasing at the camping trip! This was a good story. I liked how you wove in the the challenge, the story and the song:~)

    1. These challenges are the perfect opportunity to revive my characters. I like to keep my serials going, and Charlie and Alex manage to have lots of adventures.


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